Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ayyyy – it be International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Arrr...greetings, me crafty mateys.  I'm pleased that ye weighed anchor on me blog this day, International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  I have a wee card for ye to see, so pour a cup o' grog and remove that eye patch.

If ye are confused by the jargon, or are lookin' to expand ye pirate speak, check out this handy English-to-Pirate translator so you too can shiver me timbers!


I started with a dark card base to which I layered some great textured paper and strips of an ancient map that I crumpled and then flattened before adhering it to my base.  The background for this old barnacle bucket (pirate speak for ship) was created using dye ink and my trusty brayer.  I added a few white caps with my white gel pen. 


The treasure map that leads the way to the pirate's booty was stamped and edges torn to create that old weathered look. 

Pirates-AhoyCU This card is now ready for some poor scurvy rapscallion who has a birthday to celebrate.

Me hearty gratitude be yours for stoppin' round.  Now go have a jolly good day and don't forget your parrot and eye patch! arrrrrrrrrrrrr


Stamps: Pirate Madness (Unity)
Papers: Pure Luxury Moonlit Fog & Ivory, Tan Roche (Paper Temptress)
Inks: Tuxedo Black, Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger), Blue & Pink
Accessories: Distressing tool, brayer, 1” Square Punch


SueB said...

Avast, me matey, that be a fine-lookin' pirate day card ye made there! T'is not goin' to no land lubber, me hopes! Aarrrrgh!

And did ye vote on me fav pirate poll on me blog's sidebar, me captain? Say it be so!

Kim Burmeister said...

Holy Moly! This is awesome! Lynn, ye is one mighty stamper. That is as close as I get...arrr!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Lynn...this card is totally cute and awesome!!!

Also I wanted to answer you question from the other day...the thread I use is called Scrapper's is a link:

I like to use the *white* color... so I can use any Marker to change it to the desired color combo I need :)!!! Or just use some regular floss. Hugs ~S~

Justine said...

Now this is so Masculine and fun. Lots of little guys would think this is the coolest card ever. Really like the way you have done the edges